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The Coal Project to Archive Structured Knowledge

Mission statement



The Coal Project is an experimental knowledge archival system built using the Internet Archive’s services. The project stores knowledge in a way that enables the information to be accessible in a structured form to historians, analysts, and other researchers. It is distinct from projects such as Wikidata and MusicBrainz that aim to collect knowledge, in that a primary purpose of the Coal Project is to archive this information. It is also distinct from projects such as the Internet Archive that primarily archive unstructured documents, in that the Coal Project archives knowledge in a way that can be understood by computers. The Coal Project can supplement archived documents by making the knowledge they contain available separately from the documents themselves, as well as by placing documents within the historical context in which they were created by making connections between the documents and other archived records.



Description of current collections and how to use them



The Coal collection [1] is a variety of data stored in structured formats.



The vast majority of the collection comprises various ephemera that I hope will be preserved, stored in a structured format written by a free/libre/open-source computer program called Crystallize written for the purpose of creating this collection [2, 3]. Some is also stored using the older "pbz" format; a copy of the deprecated and unmaintained pbz program is included with Crystallize, although because it requires interaction it is not well suited for scripting; in addition, a newer but not yet tested program called "depbz" that can be easily used for scripting is included with Crystallize.



Some Crystallize files are encrypted due to copyright and privacy concerns (others use the default passphrase: "example-crystallize-passphrase"). Because loss of the encryption keys for those items would result in the loss of the data, I have created a file [4] to ensure their preservation, and emailed it to the Internet Archive with a request that it be added to this collection and hidden until such a time as the copyright and privacy concerns have been resolved.



This collection should prove valuable to future historians and researchers.



  1. https://archive.org/details/coalproject
  2. http://futuramerlin.com/ancillary/crystallize/
  3. https://github.com/ethus3h/crystallize
  4. coalproject.txt (1178 bytes; MD5 checksum: d56e8fbbf0aea9e6c74084649a7c453e; SHA-256 checksum: 72795b9740e919ec59ac7f4212ae571dcf1a85a5a4fcbfebd11ad3e7c45ca28b)

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1984
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media house productions; dir. by michael savino
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English
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A 1984 short film. Released on VHS in 1990. This is a rip by HeYWooD, apparently from 2007 or earlier (see the "Web info" file for more information). This file was apparently released on ed2k, and was retrieved from Uloz.to. It wasn't very easy to find. This copy is missing the accompanying material (behind-the-scenes video and another film called "The Hook of Woodland Heights"). There aren't complete or high quality scans of the VHS packaging either. The large poster image...
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